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How to Blitz Year 10

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Year 10 is an amazing transition year. As you start Year 10 you could still be acting like a kid.  By the end of the year you will start to realize that no one else is in charge of your career. No one else is going to do it for you.

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It’s time to grow yourself up

 

Try new stuff. Say YES. Try stuff that might not work. Make mistakes.Robot

Make connections. 85% of jobs are filled through networking.Death_to_stock_photography_community_premium_1.jpg

Explore opportunities like the Rotary Youth Exchange Scholarship rotary

Explore your hobbies. Interested in robots? Join a Coderdojo. Interested in media? Start your own blog, YouTube channel, or podcast.

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  • Get a part time job. Try to get one at a big company where you get training, like McDonalds or one of the big supermarkets.
  • You meet people, you get to try different things that you are interested in, and you don’t have to stay if you don’t like it. Search online for “volunteer jobs” and name your suburb or create a Seek.com account and check out the “Volunteers” tab.

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  • Interested in sport? Coach a junior team. Volunteer to umpire. Help to organise.
  • Go to university open days and the two career expos in the middle of the year.

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Author: Bev Johnson

Deciding what to choose for a career as we experience this tsunami of change is a huge challenge for school leavers. Hello, my name is Bev Johnson. I write, teach and coach senior students so that they have the best possible opportunity to become future ready citizens.

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